CRIME SCENE: Suspected knife-wielding assailant allegedly posts vandalism video online

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The hunt is on for a man wanted for assault who allegedly proceeded to post a video of himself vandalizing the victim’s vehicle.

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Toronto Police say officers responded to a dispute in the area of Spadina Ave. and Queens Quay W. around 11:30 a.m. on Friday.

Two men allegedly became involved in an argument over money when one pulled out a pocket knife and threatened to stab the other. A stabbing attempt was made but was unsuccessful.

The assailant then proceeded to video himself damaging the 32-year-old victim’s car and posted it to social media.

Investigators have since identified a suspect.

Ammar Bekri, 27, of Toronto, is wanted for assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon, uttering threats, mischief under $5000 and two counts of failure to comply with a probation order.

Ammar Bekri, 27, of Toronto, is wanted for assault. HANDOUT/ TORONTO POLICE
Ammar Bekri, 27, of Toronto, is wanted for assault. HANDOUT/ TORONTO POLICE

PEDESTRIAN STRUCK AND KILLED ON DVP

A man walking alongside the Don Valley Parkway was struck and killed on Friday night in a hit-and-run horror.

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Toronto Police say officers responded to the DVP around Dundas St. E. just after 8:30 p.m. after receiving reports of a man walking on the left shoulder.

It’s believed at some point the pedestrian was struck by a southbound vehicle and ended up in the northbound lanes. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to CP24, police believe the crash may be connected to an early incident near Munro and Dundas Sts.

Cops say a man jumped into a woman’s car and drove away, hitting a number of vehicles and buildings, then later fled on foot.

HUNT ON FOR HIT-AND-RUN DRIVER

Police are hunting the hit-and-run driver who left a pedestrian in critical condition just after 8 p.m. Friday night.

Cops say emergency crews responded to a three-vehicle crash in the area of Old Weston Rd. and Rowntree Ave., south of Rogers Rd. CP24 reported that a vehicle travelling north hit two parked vehicles and a 32-year-old pedestrian. The driver fled on foot, leaving the pedestrian in life-threatening condition.

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Officers believe the white Chevrolet Cruze involved in the incident was stolen. The investigation is ongoing by Traffic Services. Police are interested in speaking to anyone who may have witnessed the collision, local residents, businesses or drivers who may have security or dash camera footage of the area or incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1900 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS (8477).

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NEWMARKET SHOOTING SUSPECTS SOUGHT

One victim was shot and another injured in Newmarket Friday night.

York Regional police say officers responded to a call at an address on Main St. just before 7:30 p.m. and located two victims.

One was suffering from gunshot wounds while the second suffered injuries not related to the gunplay, cops say. Both men were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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Two suspects fled the area in a black Mustang. So far, there are no descriptions of the suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 905-830-0303, ext. 7100.

SEARCH REVEALS REEFER AND GUN

A routine traffic stop in Markham on Tuesday resulted in a slew of gun and drug-related charges for a Toronto trio.

York regional Police say a car was pulled over for a traffic infraction around Warden Ave. and Enterprise Blvd. just after 2 p.m.

The officer allegedly determined there was cannabis in the vehicle and the driver and passenger were arrested.

Further investigation revealed a loaded handgun as well, police claim.

Cops then executed search warrants at two Toronto locations.

At one location, a suspect was arrested allegedly flushing crystal meth down the toilet. Cops allegedly seized more drugs, ammo and packaging material there.

Charged are Shae Mason and Tayasha Buchanan, both 19, and Ismail Ahmed, 25, all of Toronto.

bhunter@postmedia.com

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